What's in a pot?

agriculture
children
death and burial
education
music and entertainment
religion
slavery
spinning and weaving
music and entertainment death and burial
spinning and weaving education
children slavery
religion agriculture

Greek pots are important because they tell us so much about how life was in Athens and other ancient Greek cities.

Pots came in all sorts of shapes and sizes depending on their purpose, and were often beautifully decorated with scenes from daily life. Sometimes these scenes reflect what the pot was used for.

The Greeks believed that the goddess Athena invented the potter's wheel.

Choose a theme, to find out more about daily life in ancient Greece.

find out about different pot shapes
Find out about different pot shapes